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Dear Accepted Students,

Congratulations! Your dedication and hard work have certainly paid off. It’s been a pleasure connecting with many of you via email and during our Tuesday Tours and I’m really looking forward to Accepted Students Day next week. It’s a great way to experience student life here at BGC and I’d like to highlight one part of mine: campus employment.

Many of you have asked me about our work-study program and the available positions. These opportunities across the institution provide valuable hands-on experience in the gallery, library, study collection, and elsewhere. In addition to my role as a student admissions ambassador, I work in our Digital Media Lab (DML). During my time here, I’ve been involved in diverse projects, including digital archiving, 3D printing, web design, and the development of digital interactives for the BGC Gallery.

My favorite aspect of working in the DML is collaborating with other departments. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with our Public Humanities team to develop educational tools for Sonia Delaunay: Living Art. One of the challenges in the gallery is finding meaningful ways to engage visitors with the works on display. We decided to 3D print a replica of a textile printing block designed by Delaunay, allowing visitors to physically interact with the block and gain deeper insights into her work. Additionally, we incorporated 3D printed textures to the surface to enhance the experience for those with vision impairments. This project has been one of the many highlights of my time here, and I hope you’ll have the chance to visit the gallery and participate in some of our programming.

Again, I look forward to seeing many of you at you at Accepted Students Day. And please feel free to reach out (whether you’ll make it next week or not) with any questions you may have about BGC or relocating to New York City.

I hope to see you soon!

Karlyn Allenbrand
Admissions Ambassador
MA ’24